MARC’S MILE. Friday, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m., outdoor track at Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road, Beverly. A 1-mile fun run and walk in memory of Marc Burns, an eighth-grader at Briscoe Middle School who died last June. Proceeds benefit the Marc Burns Scholarship Fund. $5/person, $20/family. First 300 entrants receive a Brooks “Everyone Runs” tote bag. Make checks payable to BHS Marc Burns Scholarship Fund. Jill Page, 978-927-4203 or email@example.com.
“SPACE FOR SPARK” TALENT SHOW FUNDRAISER. Friday, June 21, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Local teens will perform in a talent show judged by a panel of three judges. As part of Patrick Cornacchio’s Eagle Scout service project, the show will raise funds to support Spark 540˚’s search for a space to serve as the organization’s headquarters. Spark 540˚is an organization that works with teenagers on service projects. Advance tickets cost $7/student and $10/adult, or $9/student and $12/adult at the door. Purchase tickets in advance at 978-223-3879.
SUMMER KICK-OFF CARNIVAL. Saturday, June 22, 8 to 11:30 a.m., polo field, Waldingfield Road, Ipswich. Kick-off summer with themed games, tie-dye, face painting, contests, bounce house, prizes and more. $10/child, $25/family. Bring a T-shirt or buy one at the booth for tie-dying. Hosted by the Ipswich High School Interact Club, which works with Rotary to make a difference in the world. All proceeds support the club’s future projects.
TOUCH A TRUCK DAY. Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Liberty Tree Mall, back parking lot, 100 Independence Way, Danvers. Truck enthusiasts of all ages are invited to get an up-close look at a variety of trucks from local businesses and the town. There will also be interactive safety stations. $5 donation per person and $20 maximum per family for entrance to the event. Donations will benefit One Fund Boston. Silvana Ortiz, 978-777-0795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIDE FOR MOLLY. The 14th annual Ride for Molly will be held on Sunday, June 23, to support the Bish family and the Molly Bish Foundation, which works to keep children safe. Motorcyclists will meet at the Dunkin’ Donuts on High Street in Danvers between 8:30 and 9 a.m., then depart at 9:15 a.m. for the Sturbridge Business Park at 660 Main St. Registration will take place between 10 a.m. and noon at the business park, and the fully escorted ride will depart at noon. The cost is $25 per bike and $5 for passengers; a meal is included in the fee. For more information, visit www.rideformolly.org.
GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER. Monday, June 24, 7 a.m. registration, Salem Municipal Golf Course, 75 Willson St., Salem. The Salem Moose Lodge and the Salem Police K-9 Unit will hold a golf tournament to raise funds to support the Salem Police K-9 Unit and the meals that are served to special needs and elderly residents. Event includes silent auction, raffle for gift certificates, 50-50 raffle and other prizes. $100 per golfer. Make checks payable to The Salem Moose Golf Tournament. For more information, contact Pat Foley at 978-235-1661 or email@example.com.
NEW MEMBERS NIGHT. Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. “Nooks & Crannies” Tour for new members of the Salem Athenaeum. All members welcome. Explore the library, top to bottom, and see what’s hiding. Hear stories and facts about the collections and 100-year-old building. Socialize with other Athenaeum members. Wine and cheese served. Flashlights provided. Free. Reserve a spot at www.salemathenaeum.net.
CONNORS FARM STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 30 Valley Road, Danvers. Live band, petting zoo, bounce house and jumping pillow, duck races, pedal carts, hayrides, cow train and grain train. $6 admission per person; a portion of proceeds benefits Children’s Hospital. Separate charge for strawberry shortcake, barbecue food, pick-your-own strawberries and pony rides. Rain date, Sunday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.connorsfarm.com/12strawberryfestival.htm.
1912 GALA DAY. Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 149 Pine St., Danvers. Celebrate the anniversary of the homestead’s becoming a museum in 1909. The Homestead, was the home of Rebecca Nurse, who was executed during the Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria. The re-created Garden Bazaar, originally held in 1912, will include staff dressed in 1912 fashions, period games and refreshments, colonial demonstrations and more. Admission is 25 cents. http://www.rebeccanurse.org/ or 978-774-8799.
HARBOR FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m., Fisherman’s Beach, near the Swampscott Yacht Club at 425 Humphrey St., Swampscott. Festival kicks off with Swampscott Yacht Club’s Blessing of the Fleet at 10:30 a.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase. Swampscott Rotary Club’s Duct Tape Regatta starts at 1 p.m., and all proceeds support clean-water projects. The library’s local teen band concert runs from 4 to 9 p.m., followed by bonfire on the beach, weather permitting. Free. http://www.noblenet.org/swampscott/ or 781-596-8867.
RUSSELL ORCHARDS STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Russell Orchards, 143 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Live music, special strawberry goodies, hayrides, balloon entertainment, face painting and more. www.russellorchardsma.com.
MIKE GORDON FISHING DERBY. Sunday, June 23, 9 a.m. to noon at Mill Pond, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Annual Danvers Recreation Fishing Derby in memory of Mike Gordon. Anglers of all ages will line the perimeter of Mill Pond and fish. Catch must be released immediately after it is weighed by the judges. Some worms will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Derby winners awarded trophies. Rain or shine. For details, contact Mark and Gary Jones at email@example.com, or visit www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
HISTORY, HARMONY, HOTDOGS & HITS. Monday, June 24, 5 to 8 p.m. at Glen Magna Farms, Endicott Park, Ingersoll Road, Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Includes hot dogs, root beer floats, ice cream, drinks, music by Britannica and vintage baseball with the Essex Baseball Club vs. the Danvers High School Baseball Team, playing by old-time rules of the game. Activity field, 6 p.m. No coolers or pets. Small donation per adult appreciated. Rain date, July 1. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
HIGHLANDS BEAN SUPPER. Saturday, June 22, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Village Training Field, Highlands Common, corner of Centre and Ingersoll streets at the entrance to Glen Magna Farms, Danvers. Traditional bean supper served in an open-air dining hall with live folk music, skits, and exhibits by organizations and businesses celebrating American history and showcasing services. $5 adults, $3 children. Afternoon picnics welcome. Rain date, June 23. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
POLISH CLUB PICNIC. Sunday, June 23, 1 to 6 p.m., 12 Cheever St., Danvers. Polish Club Annual Picnic includes a DJ, Polka music, Polish food and traditional picnic fare, moon bounce, balloons, ice cream and more. Free admission. Rain or shine. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
KNITTERS’ GROUP. Monday, June 24, 6 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. The Library Knitters’ Group meets every Monday at 6 p.m. All levels of expertise welcome. Come knit, crochet, or do other needlework. 978-887-7323.
BOY SCOUTS TROOP 16 SPAGHETTI SUPPER. Wednesday, June 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Boy Scout Troop 16 of Danvers will serve spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, bread, dessert, fruit punch, coffee and tea, and cotton candy. Tickets sold at the door. Cost is $15/family, $5/adult, $4/child or senior citizen. Joy Thornell, 978-335-2197. Part of Danvers Family Festival.
Music and theater
MUSIC AT EDEN’S EDGE 2013 CONCERT SERIES. Friday, June 21, 8 p.m., John Archer’s home, 10 North St., Danvers. The theme for June is “A World at Our Fingertips: Music of Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, and World Premiere of Martin Boykan Viola Sonata.” Violist Mark Berger and pianist Naoko Sugiyama will premiere Martin Boykan’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, written exclusively for the chamber music ensemble. Violinist Maria Benotti and cellist Lynn Nowels will also perform. $20/general admission, $18/senior citizens, $15/students, $55/family. Order tickets at 978-270-4463 or www.edensedge.org.
GERRY BEAUDOIN TRIO. Sunday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grapevine Restaurant, 26 Congress St., Salem. Jazz performance by the Gerry Beaudoin Trio featuring Gerry Beaudoin’s son, Gerard Beaudoin III, during Sunday brunch. No cover charge. Call 978-745-9335 for reservations.
PLAYING WITH FIRE. Sunday, June 23, 3 to 6 p.m., Peabody Street Park, 15 Peabody St., near Lafayette and Derby streets on the South River Walkway in Salem. Playing With Fire will perform as part of the Peabody Street Park Concert Series, hosted by the city of Salem and Mamadou Diop, leader of world fusion band Mamadou. Free, family-friendly concert. For details, visit www.junglerhythm.com.
CONCERT ON THE COMMON. Sunday, June 23, 3 to 5 p.m., Salem Common. The John Bertram House presents a concert by the Merrimack Valley Concert Band on Salem Common. Refreshments will be available. Information, call the John Bertram House, 978-744-1002.
SUNDAYS IN PATTON PARK CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, June 23, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A, Hamilton. The 2013 Summer Concert series features Broadway in the Park, a concert of popular show tunes performed by local talent. In case of rain, call 978-468-4818 for concert location. Supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council. Free. www.PattonParkConcerts.org.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT THE WILLOWS. North Shore Concert Band kicks off its free, six-week summer concert series at the Salem Willows Bandstand on Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. The band is composed of 25 professional musicians and a conductor. Concerts feature a variety of music, including Broadway, classical, big band, Disney, patriotic and solo tunes. The series will run for six consecutive Tuesdays, and in case of rain, concerts will be postponed until the following Tuesday. This year, the Salem Willows Bandstand will be renamed for Robert Hayes, professional trombone player and concert organizer since 1939. Information, call Gordon Bowman, 978-531-9339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLDIES NIGHT. Wednesday, June 26, 6 to 9 p.m. in Danvers Square, 1 Maple St., Danvers. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Musical street fair for all ages. Includes music by Chris Culkeen, fair food and raffles. Limited tables and chairs available. Rain date, Aug. 24. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
MUSIC & MORE SERIES: “CLAIRE DE LUNE.” Salem Theatre Company’s Music & More Series presents the Mugford Street Players’ production of Georgette Beck’s “Claire de Lune” on stage from June 20 to 29. John Fogle directs the memory play about a long, strong friendship between two women. Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m., at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. $20/adults, $15/senior citizens, $10/students. email@example.com, 978-790-8546, www.salemtheatre.com or 866-811-4111.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC.” North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Performances through June 23. Show times Tuesdays through Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets $45 to $75. Tickets and details at 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.
FORMULA 13 HIP HOP SHOWCASE & FOOD DRIVE. Friday, June 21, 8 p.m., Peabody Elks Lodge, 40 Oak St., Peabody. Presented by Wreck Shop Movement and featuring local artists, DJs and performers. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door before 9:30 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for Haven From Hunger in Peabody. Donor receives a raffle ticket for each donated food item. Event open to adults ages 21 and up with ID. www.theformula13.eventbrite.com.
FLIP-FLOP INTO SUMMER. Saturday, June 22, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Society, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. St. Michael’s Society presents a rock ‘n’ roll dance featuring the Lee Hawkins Band. All are welcome to attend. $5 admission. For details, call St. Michael’s at 978-532-3208.
DANCE TO LIVE MUSIC. Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m., Timothy’s, 225 Newbury St., Route 1, Danvers. Dance to live music performed by Rico Barr & The Jump ‘n’ Jive Review. $10 includes buffet. Rico Barr, 978-857-9457.
SUMMER PRUNING WORKSHOP. Wednesday, June 26, 5 to 7 p.m., The Trustees of Reservations Long Hill, 572 Essex St., Beverly. Hands-on workshop to learn the best techniques for pruning spring blooming shrubs, including rhododendrons, azaleas and viburnums. Bring other shrub and tree questions. $28/TTOR members, $35/nonmembers. Pre-register at www.thetrustees.org.
FOR THE PANTRY: PUTTING UP PRESERVES. Wednesday, June 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Appleton Cooks! program will teach attendees how to safely preserve a summer harvest. Hands-on demonstration with a discussion about food safety. Produce and materials provided to make a batch of seasonal preserves. Space is limited. $20/Trustees of Reservations members, $25/nonmembers. Pre-register at 978-356-5728, ext. 12, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For children and teens
GAME DAY. Friday, June 21, noon to 3 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Children are invited to play board and card games, including Battleship, Sorry, chess, checkers, Connect Four and more. Details and registration at 978-356-6648.
GROWUMS. Friday, June 21, 1 to 2 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Grow a pizza, taco or herb garden. Program suitable for children ages 4 and older. All materials provided at no cost. Sponsored by the Topsfield Fair. Space is limited. Reserve a spot in person with the children’s librarian. www.hwlibrary.org.
KIWANIS BIKE SAFETY RODEO. Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Great Oak School parking lot, 76 Pickering St., Danvers. The Danvers Kiwanis Club and Beverly Hospital Lahey Health host a Bike Rodeo to raise awareness for bicycle-related injuries, allow children to test their bicycle handling skills on their own bikes and encourage increased helmet use. Skills course will include braking without skidding, walking the bike across crosswalks, waiting at stop signs and more. Event also includes bike and helmet fittings and safety test stations where children can test their brakes, tire pressure, gears, and tighten all nuts and bolts. Free bike helmets for participating children; participants should bring their own bikes. Free snacks and drinks available. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.
OFF THE PATH BOOK CLUB. Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. This month the club will read “The Orchard,” by Adele Crockett Robertson, a true story about a young woman who works alone to revive an apple orchard in Ipswich. Learn the story of her struggles and joys, then attend the meeting to discuss the book. Copies available at the library. Anna Call, 978-887-7323 or email@example.com.
FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, June 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Group will discuss “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; alternate formats may be available. 978-921-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KICK OFF WITH A FLASH READ. Monday, June 24, 2 p.m., Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green St., Ipswich. The community is invited to join Ipswich Library’s staff for a group read. Bring a book, or hear one read. Afterwards, return to the library for activities and snacks. 978-412-8713
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB. Monday, June 24, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The Monday Night Book Club will discuss “The Right-Hand Shore,” by Christopher Tilghman. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Rebecca Shea, 978-468-5577 or email@example.com.
ARTIST RECEPTION FOR “SEVEN”: ALEXA GUARIGLIA. Thursday, June 20, 4 to 6 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Montserrat Galleries is hosting “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” which features seven artists, one of whom is Guariglia, who have transformed the seven gallery walls, highlighting the performative aspects of drawing. On view through Aug. 8. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-867-9624, or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
ARTIST RECEPTION: “BAD DREAMS...OR NOT.” Thursday, June 20, 4 to 6 p.m., Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Reception for David Curcio’s exhibit. On view through June 28. email@example.com, 978-867-9624, or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
PEM/PM: “INDIVISIBLE: WE THE PEOPLE IN BLACK, WHITE AND GRAY.” Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Atrium, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. The Tannery Series returns to PEM/PM with award-winning authors and a presentation that explores the centrality of African-American art and artfulness and the American identity. Event includes food, music and a cash bar. Free/members and Salem residents with ID, $10/nonmembers. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT. Artist’s reception on Saturday, June 22, 5 to 8 p.m., at Mingo Gallery & Custom Framing, 284 Cabot St., Beverly. The exhibit titled “You Have To Wake Up Sometime” features watercolor drawings by Michael Crockett, on view through Sunday, June 30. Reception includes light refreshments. Free; open to the public. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-927-5964.
FORESEE THE FUTURE. Wednesday, June 26, 4 to 6 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Before listening to oldies music in the square, see what Danvers third-graders selected as important family artifacts that they may donate to the Danvers Historical Society 50 years from now. Exhibit highlights their valued possessions and includes similar historical artifacts from the Society’s museum collection. Free open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Danvers Historical Society, 978-777-1666. Part of Danvers Family Festival.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE EXHIBIT. On view through June 30 at Artists’ Row, building No. 2, 24 New Derby St., Salem. The Salem Arts Association’s “People’s Choice” exhibit. Visitors to People’s Choice are invited to vote for their favorite art work. Free. www.salemartsassociation.org or email@example.com.
“ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL.” A parishioners’ exhibit of paintings, collages, stained glass, decorative objects, hand-knit scarves and digital art will be on display through Wednesday, June 26, at the Cloister Gallery, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the church. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-4951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“FIRST CONTEMPORARY SHOWING.” On view through Thursday, June 27, Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. Recent paintings by Marblehead artist Natalie Umanita Bloom. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-741-5700.
ART EXHIBIT: DAN MURPHY. On view throughout June and July at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Exhibit features oil paintings of nautical scenes by local artist Dan Murphy. The exhibit may be seen before and after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, or by scheduling an appointment at 978-774-7582. www.nsuu.org.
PAINTINGS IN STETSON GALLERY. Paintings by artist and Marblehead resident Jeri Rabchenuk will be exhibited throughout June in the Stetson Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. For information, call 781-631-1215.
ANNUAL YARD SALE. Saturday, June 22, 8 a.m. to noon, Clifton Lutheran Church, parking lot, 150 Humphrey St., Marblehead. Clifton Lutheran Church’s annual yard sale will benefit the mission projects the Church supports year-round. Sale includes yard toys, clothes, household furniture and more. In case of rain, the sale will be moved to the downstairs auditorium. All are welcome. 781-631-4379.
OLD ROSE SALE. Saturday, June 22, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Whipple House, 1 South Village Green, Ipswich. Historic old rose bushes from the gardens at the Whipple House will be available for purchase for $25 each. All proceeds benefit Ipswich Museum’s gardens. 978-356-8696.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Gordon Room, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale, which continues through July 13. Books, videos, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be available for purchase. Proceeds support various library/Friends projects and fund museum and attractions passes offered by the library. http://www.danverslibrary.org/.
CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE. Wednesday, June 26, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library present the Children’s Book Sale, a one-day only event, featuring bargains on quality, second-hand items. www.hwlibrary.org.
SCREENING OF “THE HOUSE I LIVE IN.” Sunday, June 23, 3 p.m., Salem Visitor Center, 2 Liberty St., Salem. The Salem Award Foundation will sponsor a free community screening of “The House I Live In.” The film, a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award winner, focuses on the tragedy of addicts being treated as criminals. A question-and-answer session will follow with Whitney Taylor of American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts; Barbara Dougan of Families Against Mandatory Minimums; and Attorney Matt Gilbertson of Massachusetts Public Counsel Services. http://www.salemaward.org/.
CRAFT & MOVIE NIGHT. Monday, June 24, 7 p.m., Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll St., Danvers. Crafts at 7 p.m., followed by a movie at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Danvers Recreation Department. Part of Danvers Family Festival. Rain date, July 1. www.danversfamilyfestival.com.